Audenshaw School, Manchester

Audenshaw School, Manchester Selects BIST to Provide 80 BenQ Interactive Touchscreens

Client: Audenshaw School, Manchester

Description: 80 x BenQ RP652 Interactive Flat Panel Screens

Client brief: To supply and install 80 BenQ Interactive Multi Touchscreen and remove existing audio visual equipment

Solution: Following consultations with Audenshaw School to fully understand their requirements, BIST commenced a full brand comparison of a large cross-section of Interactive Flat Panel Board Manufacturers and found BenQ to meet all the requirements set.

A demonstration and two week trial was provided to Audenshaw School of the newly launched BenQ RP652 Interactive Flat Panel Screens.  In the face of tough competition, BIST won the tender to supply the school with a solution.

The BenQ RP652 screen brings the best interactive touchscreen experience into the classroom to help educators make the most natural transition from traditional lecture style teaching to truly collaborative learning.

The new RP652 is designed to safeguard the eye health of teachers and students, preventing eyestrain, eye fatigue and macular degeneration with its TÜV-Certified Flicker-Free technology.  With a 10-Point multi-touch support, teachers and students can interact even more freely with all 10 fingers through a wide array of interactive apps, from tackling a puzzle task to creating artworks and even playing the piano together. 

Open Platform Freedom makes it compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome operating systems.  This product also comes equipped with a custom Android OS that offers various useful apps for classroom instruction, from WPS Office to Web Browser, EZWrite and Media Player.  As a custom platform, it puts schools in full control over the displays and ensures proper usage by preventing downloads and use of unauthorized apps.

Along with a wide range of convenient, easy-to-use software apps at a teacher’s disposal, the BenQ solution facilitates classroom instruction and interaction with enriched multimedia display options, colourful annotation, and real-time collaboration.

A phased installation took place at the school in order to remove existing audio visual equipment whilst installing the new screens. 

Outcome:

Even though this was a physically challenging installation (due to the six week deadline), the Head of IT assessed the installation and was extremely satisfied with the work undertaken and signed off the project immediately.

Benefits:

  • 10 point touch interactivity – optimal interactivity between teacher and students
  • Plug and play with a simple touch
  • Total Eye-Care Solution:

Flicker-free Technology for eliminating flickering at all brightness levels

Low Blue Light Technology to reduce harmful blue spectrum light emission

Anti-glare display to reduce reflection for a more legible text and clearer image display

  • Software included to facilitate classroom instruction and interaction with enriched multimedia display options, colourful annotation and real-time collaboration
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome
  • 5 year warranty
  • Quick installation with removal of redundant equipment

“As a part of a million pound plus new IT solution to benefit learning & teaching at Audenshaw School, we were always aware that the most visual and interactive aspect of such a big investment for our teaching and student base would be the element displayed in the classroom.

After trialling a number of devices, it was obvious the BenQ screen offered us the versatility we sought with the combination of the android interface and the quality of image needed for the classroom, and at a cost that was compared favourably against its rivals.

BIST provided us with the best price from BenQ via a competitive tendering process, remaining available and patient through a lengthy procurement for the overall IT solutions. Once awarded the contract, Andy Burton of BIST who was our sales contact, quickly took responsibility for delivering the project on time and without fuss.  It is true to say we have continued to retain our relationship beyond this project.”